Blood in the urine (hematuria), is a concerning finding to anyone. Often, this is due to a benign (non-cancerous) cause but sometimes it may be a sign of a serious issue.
If you have blood that is visible to the naked eye it is referred to as "gross" hematuria. If it is only visible under the microscope it is called microscopic hematuria. Both require an examination to rule out serious medical problems and to determine the cause of the bleeding.
Some causes include infections, an enlarged prostate, kidney or bladder stone, cancers, medications, trauma, or inflammation.
Regardless of the cause, you should be seen by a urologist for evaluation.
Call 360-733-7687 for appointments.